On day eight in Rio, Canada picked up two bronze medals to take the total count up to 12 medals.
In cycling, the women won the bronze medal in team pursuit. They beat New Zealand with their best time of the Olympics of 4:14.627.
Saskatchewan’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton took bronze in the women’s heptathlon, finishing with 6,653 points.
In the men’s 1,500-metre freestyle, Ryan Cochrane of Victoria finished sixth. He was the silver medalist in the 2012 London games.
Penny Oleksiak remains with four medals at the games, as the women’s 4×100 medley relay team finished fifth.
Star sprinter Andre De Grasse will head to the semifinals of the men’s 100m sprint. De Grasse finished first in his heat with a final time of 10.04 seconds. The semifinals go Sunday night. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt finished his heat with a time of 10.07 seconds.
Graham DeLaet had a tough third round. He shot a +3 (74) which means he’ll be well back of the lead heading into Sunday’s final round. He entered Saturday’s third round tied for sixth, five shots back of leader Marcus Fraser.
The women’s golf tournament gets underway on Wednesday. World number three, Brooke Hendersen from Smiths Falls, Ontario is a heavy medal favourite.
The Canadian Women’s coxed eight rowing team missed out on a medal. The team got out to a fast start but faded toward the end. They finished fifth with a time of 6:06:04. The team won silver in London.
Canada’s medal count is: two gold, two silver, eight bronze. (kb)